We hadn’t heard anything about the planned rally that the Newcastle United Supporters Club (NUSC) had been planning on Sunday, before the Everton game.
We had hoped that some common sense may prevail, after Joe Kinnear was struck down with heart problems, and the man has only recently been moved out of intensive care, but will be watching the match on TV this Sunday. And of course hoping for a win, like every other Newcastle fan.
Only yesterday Joe appealed to Newcastle fans for their full backing, and they can be our 12th man and help us win against a good Everton side, which is another crucial game in our relegation fight.
So what are the NUSC planning to do?
They are holding a rally just before the game, to protest presumably against Mike Ashley – or is that Joe Kinnear – or just the Newcastle Board in general?
This will be nothing less than a protest against the team and the coaching staff, if they allow this rally to proceed – and that’s the very people who are trying to save the club this difficult season, and who need our support the most.
If we are defeated on Sunday, will the NUSC take responsibility for that?
While we are willing to back the NUSC if they are trying to help the club, this demonstration is nothing but a stupid endeavor, that we had hoped would have been canceled in the interests of helping the team as much as possible this Sunday, in what is a crucial game.
It will of course get huge backing from the gossip press (Mail, Sun, Mirror), who will no doubt all be there with their cameras clicking, and it will be all over the papers next Monday morning and further embarrass Newcastle United. The popular press just love this stuff, but at Newcastle United’s expense of course.
It has every chance of negatively impacting the players and coaching staff at Newcastle on Sunday, at a time when the fans should be giving the club their full support.
That’s why we think this rally is less than helpful.